The first step to matching you
with the perfect home usually involves an in-depth interview with the Realtor
who will help you to establish a price range and to determine the features that
you need in a home.
The agent will ask a lot of questions, and many
of them will seem very personal. What is your income and debt situation? Where
do you work? Are schools an important factor? Do you have children or pets? Do
you have hobbies that will create special needs? The more information your
Realtor has, the easier it will be to eliminate the homes that will not work for
you and show you the ones in your price range that should fit your needs. A good
Realtor can be a tremendous resource in this process by providing you with
information about the homes that are available, as well as about shopping
facilities, community services, and public transportation. There is more to
being a great real estate professional than merely marketing. The best Realtors
are also the best listeners and counselors.